Boundary-Layer Group (BL Group)

Sylvia I. Bohnenstengel

Research Fellow

E-mail: s.i.l.d.bohnenstengel@reading.ac.uk
Tel: +44 (0)118 378 6979





Research Interests

  • Boundary Layer Meteorology
  • Urban Meteorology
  • numerical modeling of urban and mesoscale interaction
  • subgrid-scale land-use and surface flux parameterizations
  • urban air quality

Current Projects


Pre-prints and early view publications


    Publications of the boundary layer group can be found here publications page


    Non peer review publications


      Bohnenstengel S.I. (2012): Something in the air, Olympic Special, PlanetEarth magazine NERC, June 2012. pdf available

      Bohnenstengel S.I., Belcher S.E., Clark P., Hunt J., Davies M., Demanuele C., Evans S., Hacker J., Hamilton I., Kolokotroni M., Mavrogianni A., Steadman J.P., Stocker J., Wilkinson P., Oikonomou E. 2010. The Lucid project: the local urban climate in London, Urban climate newsletter, June 2010. pdf available

      Recent presentations & conference contributions



        Convener and chair of splinter session on the ClearfLo project at EGU 2014, 29.5.2014, Vienna, Austria.

        The ClearfLo project - understanding London's meteorology and composition, 2014 EGU, 27.4.-2.5.2014, Vienna, Austria

        Overview on meteorology measurements during ClearfLo, Splinter meeting, 2014 EGU, 27.4.-2.5.2014, Vienna, Austria

        The ClearfLo project - understanding London's meteorology and composition, 2014 AMS annual meeting, 2.2.-6.2.2014, Atlanta, USA

        The impact of anthropogenic emissions on London's temperatures, 2014 AMS annual meeting, 2.2.-6.2.2014, Atlanta, USA

        The impact of boundary layer height on air pollution concentrations in London - early results from the ClearfLo project, EMS 2013, Reading UK, 09.-13.9.2013

        The impact of anthropogenic emissions on London's temperatures, EMS 2013, Reading UK, 09.-13.9.2013

        ClearfLo - 'Clean air for London', NCAS Earley Career Forum, Leeds, 22.11.2012, invited talk

        The ClearfLo project - Understanding London's meteorology and composition, ICUC8, Dublin (Ireland), 6.8.-10.8.2012

        Processes setting the urban heat island in London, Royal Meteorological Society Conferene, Exeter (UK), 27.06.2011.

        Two paradigms for setting the urban heat island: The 29th Conf. on Agricultural and Forest Meteorology/19th Symp. on Boundary Layers and Turbulence/Ninth Symp. on the Urban Environment (1-6 August 2010) (Keystone, CO). recorded presentation

        What processes drive the spatial and temporal pattern of the London urban heat island?, National Meeting: Adapting our cities for future climates, Royal Meteorological Society, Imperial College London, 17. February 2010, invited talk.

        Spatial structure of the London urban heat island: the LUCID project, ICUC-7: The 7th international conference on urban climate, Yokohama, 29.06.-03.07.2009. ICUC-7 website

        The London urban heat island - the LUCID project, JULES meeting, Met Office Exeter, 17.-18.06.2009.

        Impact of urban parameters on the surface energy balance in urban areas, 89. AMS annual meeting, Phoenix, 11.-15. January 2009. recorded session

        Simulations of the London urban climate: the LUCID project, 89. AMS annual meeting, Phoenix, 11.-15. January 2009. recorded session

        Porson, A., Bohnenstengel, S., Belcher, S.E., Clark, P. and I.N. Harman, Idealized studies with the new urban scheme of the MetOffice Unified model, extended abstract

        Bohnenstengel S., Schluenzen K.H. (2008): Performance of Different Sub-Grid-Scale Surface Flux Parametrizations for Urban and Rural Areas. Urbanization of meteorological and air quality models, Edtl. A. Baklanov, S. Grimmond, A. Mahura, M. Athanassiadou, extended abstract

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  • Urban meteorology
  • Air-sea interactions
  • Orographic processes
  • Mesoscale processes